Yes, we are back in production of the exquisite H.D. 4-element Abbe Orthoscopic oculars that have earned an outstanding reputation over the years. In cooperation with our associate firm Ohi Optical in Japan, these Phase II oculars reach new highs in optical performance. The new refined multi-coatings, introduced in late 2013, produce the brightest, sharpest images ever! Some of you may remember Ohi and University Optics introduced the first multi-coated telescope ocular over 50 years ago. The lenses in our famous Circle-T "volcano top" orthos were an Ohi product.
If you're looking for oculars so wide you can see both of your ears in the field of view, these are not for you. I, on the other hand, you are after scalpel-sharl lunar and planetary detail, these oculars will equal or exceed the performance of any 5 to 8 element ocular on the market costing three, four, or five times as much.
Specifications: Field of view: 43.5 to 47 degrees. Parfcal. True 4-element Orthoscopic design, Full multi-coating. Blacken lens edges. Smooth chrome on brass barrels. Standard threading, Winged rubber eyecup. Made in Japan.
Available in: 4mm, 6mm, and 12mm (25mm coming in May).
Newest addition to the University orthoscopic lineup. The orthoscopic design is superior to the Plossl for lunar and planetary study. Beautiful black anodized machine work threaded for color filters. Fully multi coated with rubber eyecups. These reasonably priced oculars will become your "workhorse" when you want a sharp, clear image.
Available in: 4.8mm, 7.7mm, 10.5mm, 16.8mm, and 24mm.
Five elements in 4 lens groups yield a beautiful panoramic view of the heavens. Full multi-coatings blackened lens edges, rubber eyecups, and captive bolt cases round out this package. The best part is the price!
Available in: 10mm, 15mm, or 20mm.
Five-element design with 9mm+ eye relief. Blackened lens edges. Full multi-coatings. Only 2-3/4" tall. Captive bolt case. Great new pricing!
Available in: 11mm and 16mm.